The local area has lots of annual festivals and entertainment extravaganzas. We recommend keep your eye on the local tourism website at – however these are some of our favourite few:

Summer Breeze on the Quay
Every Thursday throughout July and August – live music and 10pm fireworks.

Dream Machines Bike Night
Every Tuesday from April to September – an array of all things motorcycle.

Quay for my Car
Every Friday in July and August – a great selection of popular car marques in the spotlight.

Bournemouth Air Festival
Late August – featuring free air and ground displays.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival
October – Supersonic 5K race through to the 26.2 mile marathon slog, which runs through Sandbanks.


The New Forest – To the East
There is something for everyone in The New Forest, whether you’re looking to relax, explore or just enjoy.

Isle of Purbeck – To the West
There’s loads to do in Swanage and Purbeck, from railways and tanks to boat trips and historic walks, including an annual folk festival.

Stonehenge – To the North
Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe